Vertical Gardens In San Francisco

Anyone blitzing through the annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show may have been left with the impression that when the Bay Area isn’t planting Japanese maples or potting orchids, it’s installing vertical gardens. The show seemed to be wall-to-wall green wall.

The event did hold a few other discoveries, which we’ll feature in the weeks to come. But make no mistake: Living walls spoke most loudly, if not most eloquently, from the showroom floor in San Mateo. “The Living Room” installation pictured above consisted of 19,000 succulents, said its designers, James Pettigrew and Sean Stout of Organic Mechanics in San Francisco,organicmechanics@att.net. The exterior panels were made by a Michigan company called Bright Green USA, and the plants came from Succulent Gardens in Castroville, Calif., north of Monterey. Inside the structure, carved river rocks were aglow with LEDs.

More at: LA Times Blog

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